Saturday, September 13, 2014

Just Us Girls #258 TREND week!

AND, a Design Team Memeber Call!  Hello, friends!  Vicki has a great Just Us Girls challenge for us today!  It's TREND week and she has asked us to WATERCOLOR!  You KNOW how popular that has been for awhile now. So, come on, create something new with this great trend in papercrafting!
And check out our BLOG because we are having an ALL CALL for a new DT member. Could it be you? (While you're visiting you can also check out some GREAT inspiration from the DT Members!

 I decided to watercolor this new stamp from Whipper Snapper, so that's how I started.  I have all my SU reinkers in a basket and since there are so many color choices that's what I usually watercolor with. I use an inexpensive paint palette from Joanns to put drops of the color into.  That way I don't have to have all the ink pads out on the table. I stamped the image in waterproof black. The colors used are as follows: crumb cake, soft suede, early espresso, soft sky, cool caribbean, rose red, kiwi kiss and old olive as far as I remember. I cut it with a nestability, mounted it on early espresso, sponged the edges and mounted it on early espresso. Oh, yes, I also added some Spica Gel Pen lots of places on the image.  I don't think you can see that very well, though.  So sorry!
 My tag is a large manilla one from Ranger Ink.  I stamped it with the Impression Obsession gingham background with Versamark and embossed it with white.  Then I got out my Tim Holtz sponge daubers (which don''t see enough action) and my Distres Ink Pads and added Pine Bough, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw to the tag.  To distress it more I added Vintage Photo and Early Espresso to the edges. It got a little darker than I wanted, but you can still see the colors a little.  The back was so 'inky' that I mounted the whole tag on Early Espresso!!
The "hello" is cut about 6 times from cream paper and glued together.  That didn't show up as much as I wanted so I added an Early Espress die cut on top.  BETTER! then I added gen pen sparkle to that.  After that I covered it with Glossy Accents. A seam binding bow that was distressed a bit with the Vintage Photo ink pad and a little more added to the top and I was done!
I REALLY like how this came out. I liked it so much that I actually decided to send it to my friend and fellow Design Team member LISA, who, like me, is just beginning another year teaching school.

Wow! I've gone on long enough!  Now get busy and watercolor something for us!  And check out the blog for more inspiration and maybe even enter to become a DT member!
Thanks for coming by!! 
Hugs, Cheryl


Vicki Dutcher said...

So adorable! Love the multi colored bg too!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love it! Your watercoloring is awesome! No matter what medium you use to color something, is is always gorgeous. You are one talented lady!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your multi-colored tag.....gorgeous colors, sweet image too!

Lisa Kind said...

And this tag is even MORE beautiful in person! So much pretty color and shimmer! I just love it...thanks!

Nancy said...

This is so cute! Your so artistic when it comes to any type of medium Cheryl! Great job!

Manuela said...

suer cute tag:-)

BeccaRoo said...

This is such a cute tag! I love the inspiration your blog has on it.


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